I'm totally late with this, but it was a great race this year, I PRd which is always nice!
Random question to the original poster, you wouldn't happen to have been wearing a wool kilt during the race, were you? My friend and I were chatting with a man at the start who very closely resembles you (we were talking about the Hot Chocolate 15k in DC). That wasn't you by any chance was it?
Anyhoo, about the 2009 race, I was registered, but I live an hour and a half away, so I didn't risk coming down for it, but if I lived closer I totally would've done it, it would've been so fun!
You only fail when you stop trying.
"The cure to anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea." - Isak Dinesen
5K PR: 25:28 (Nov. 09)
5 Mile Race PR: 44:36 (Dec. 2011)
10K PR - 58:03 (Oct. 09)
15K PR - 1:29:59 (Apr. 2011)
Half Marathon PR - 2:03:39 (Apr. 12)
Marathon PR - 4:48:55 (May 2011)